Roads: Coventry

Department for Transport written question – answered on 9th October 2018.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the number of road accidents involving telegraph poles or road signs in Coventry since 2010.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The number of reported accidents where a ‘road sign or traffic signal’ or ‘telegraph or electricity pole’ was recorded as the first object hit off carriageway for a vehicle involved in the accident in Coventry for years 2010 to 2017 is given in the table.

Reported accidents by first object hit by vehicle(s) off carriageway, Coventry, 2010 to 2017

Year

Road sign or traffic signal

Telegraph or electricity pole

Road sign/traffic signal or telegraph/electricity pole1

2010

4

3

7

2011

5

2

7

2012

4

3

7

2013

7

4

11

2014

4

1

5

2015

8

1

9

2016

4

1

5

2017

8

3

11

Source: DfT Stats19

1. Accidents can involve both a road sign/traffic signal and a telegraph/electricity pole for different vehicles

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